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Upgrading 2 year old Comp.

by HerrRolf / October 9, 2005 5:02 AM PDT

My Computer will be 2 years old this december. I am looking to upgrade it. Personally I think my CPU and Video Card should be upgraded first b/c they are oldest. I have already upgraded the mem. Basically wanting a system that can play games on high settings.
What do you all suggest to upgrade to?

AMD XP 2700+
ATI 9600XT
1 GB PC 3200

My MB can only support AMD Socket A CPUs.

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by damasta55r / October 9, 2005 5:08 AM PDT

Get a new psu, new motherboard, new cpu, new gfx card. Upgrade to a new psu, to power new system. New motherboard to support Athlon 64. New gfx card, 7800GTX?


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by chainfile / October 9, 2005 8:58 AM PDT

Depends on how much you're willing to spend.Is the cpu a barton core,if so,I'd say for the easiest way out is upgrade the vid card to a geforce 6600gt or 6800 gt.You'll have no problem gaming.Also make sure the monitor supports high frame rates.

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by HerrRolf / October 9, 2005 9:05 AM PDT
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Yes it is a barton core. What does this mean? My monitor is an LG LCD. Don't know if that means anything to you. I was hoping to spend under 200 but wouldn't be suprised if I have to spend more. Thanks

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by chainfile / October 9, 2005 9:17 AM PDT
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The barton core has larger cache on die,stuff is able to load quicker,you can find the 6600gt card for under $200,newegg is a good place to look.

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